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with this fox news alert with kathleen sebelius who has returned to capitol hill for round two on the botched obamacare rollout. good morning, i am jon scott. >> and i am harris faulkner and for generally. last night was the house and today the senate finance committee. we have been following this on the fox news channel and the health and human services secretary is fielding tough questions from both sides of the political aisle. there is a mad -- to fix it. peter ducey begins our live coverage. reporter: that is right, secretary kathleen sebelius says that hhs is on a aggressive schedule. basically a bunch of problems listed in order of importance. experts have assured the administration and health care.gov is not fatally flawed in that it does not need to go off-line to get fixed. >> given the fact that various fixes, particularly of functionality fixes have to be written in batches, it has been advised that you don't gain much from this taken the whole system down for a couple of weeks, it's better to do this on an ongoing basis. >> the ranking republican on the senate finance committee,
. kathleen sebelius questioned. the senators were serious. >> i am accountable to the committee and american public for the system in place. >> it is inexcusable that the members of the committee were not told earlier. >> i want you to told account and burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible and producing a product that all of us could be proud. >> in your zeal to implement the law not warnings or advice or council deterred you. you said america should hold you accountable. i repeat my request for you to resign. >> do it now, and the second rule is do it right the first time. why not shut down and do it right? >> the only thing i can conclude it is impossible to do something in this administration to get you fired. you can lie to the american people and misrepresent the facts, but it is impossible to get fired. >> that is a sam pling of what we saw. we have host of power play. chris, did we reset things in the hearing. >> can you burn the same house down two times? i am not sure. it was worse. it was worse for cathlone sebelius this time than it was last week when she
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the penalty phase from midmarch and when kathleen sebelius was asked about that she said no. there is a practical reason, forget the politics of it. if you give the young healthy people more time to sign up, then there's the danger they will not sign up and the premiums will go up for the older people. it is an income redistribution plan. young people put in their premium money and don't demand a lot in services and so that money will go to pay for the extra benefits for older and sicker people. if you don't have the first part older sicker people will get sticker shock and creates more political problems. >> is there a dead line for that end of november or first of the year or -- >> i would think. not necessarily. i think he could go into early next year. no one faces penalty in the individual mandate until the 30th of march. >> 16 democrats, of them are they all up for reelection or most of them? >> no. most of them. the 15 seats, 16 seats, democrats are defending and some of those in montana. max ba cchus retired. and every democrat who is up for election. and they are al
alert. kathleen sebelius answers questions before a senate committee this morning and you will see live. good morning. it's going to be a big day for this law today. martha: lawmakers are releasing 100 pang -- 100 pages of notes. the documents show what happened at administration officials started to scramble when they realized healthcare.gov had more problems than they realized. >> reporter: a week into this rollout none of the known fixes were working. they were basically calling audibles behind the scene. here is something from october 8 dealing with the identity management system which is one of the first things users deal with. it says the idm fix is taking longer than expected. it's a new take on how to fix the problem implemented today. yesterday mayor taken -- yesterday marilyn tavenner explained none of the fed saw this coming. >> we anticipated high volume, then we ran into the issue with the establishment of the e-mail accounts. so we had a problem solve for that. those were two things we did not expect. >> reporter: something else are some limited enrollment statistics that
secretary kathleen sebelius set to make the announcement and make it official in 30 minutes and the white house now warns the numbers will be. >> including word that the site has been the target of at least one cyber attack. today on capitol hill, the president's chief technology other government tech officials all came together' republicans say toughest criticism president obama himself the president said as shopping sites like amazon and kayak. something we all know is not the case. amazon and kayak. on the day of the launch. president obama should have known the harsh lesson we have all learned since that time. and that was they weren't ready. >> the republican congressman darrell issa there went on to say that the white house cut corners on the web site agreed it does have big problems. republicans playing. >> congressional oversight absolutely warranted but nobody in this room nobody in this country believes that republicans want to fix the web site. they had as many as 16 reports of security incidents. meantime the bad press seems to be taking a tool toll now. a new poll finds that
right there. have a nice weekend. >> bye, everybody. bill: a fox news alert. kathleen sebelius is expected to make some kind of statement within the hour. the president says he's sorry he guaranteed anyone who liked their healthcare plan could keep it but critics say that.not go far enough. martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. last night president obama said he should have explained that memorable promise a little bit better and more effectively. >> i regret have much that what i intended to do where people would be moving into better plans because they want them rather than because they were forced into it. i'm sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. bill: there it is for now and what about it? jonas, good morning to you. did he go far enough? >> i don't think so. that sounded like the most passive-aggressive apology we have heard from a president in a while. bill: you say the was too cute, using a passive voice. >> he said we could have been more clear. that implies they were clear about something and they were honest a
side medicare chief testifying before the senate today. tomorrow hss kathleen sebelius's turn and then what they want to hear. >> i personally shared with the secretary in september tla that there were modules that we were going to delay. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> just a reminder it is election day. so get out and vote. bill hemmer. and big races in the country. virginia democrat terrory mccallus battling it out. and governor chris christie is expected to win reelection easily. and first time in 12 years new york city will pick a new mayor. and the democrat is expected to trounce the republican opponent. >> polls are open until seven. >> the kids will not be able to hear their dad's voice. and it is devastating until they are teenagers and toddlers right now, they
day on the hill where women many see as the face of obama failures kathleen sebelius was taking heated questions from senators, frustrated senators, democrats frustrated with the sheer breakdown of obamacare to the web site disaster to the embarrassing numbers enrolled. >> i am accountable to this committee and to the american public for getting the fixes in place. and we are committed to getting healthcare.gov fixed. >> you have been misleading the american people and the president has over and over again. i would rather you say we were wrong, yeah, we didn't know the truth. >> made a promise to fix a broken system and make sure all americans have affordable healthcare. you mad cdad secretary have to make good on that promise. >> in the last five weeks it has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many americans. it is unacceptable and i am accountable. >> you said america should hold you accountable which is why today i repeat my request for you to resign. >> resign, we all know that ain't going to happen. accountability, please, the woman still has her job. people are f
18 to 16. kathleen sebelius is being drilled again as congress is sorting out the observe caobama. what is expected today. what is on tap? >> we had some of the biggest advocates with the healthcare law. kathleen sebelius is returning to capitol hill today. she will get fresh questioning from senators addressing growing concerns not only about implementation but the law itself. it included a senior administrator involving the implementation. they says the site is able to process nearly 10's of thousands of registrants per hour with almost no errors. >> they can review and compare plans without registering for an account. this functionality was not working well in the days leading up to it so we opted to prioritize work on the application process instead. >> remember we learned many couldn't keep their health plan? is jay carney was thrilled by reporters yesterday. he says the president can go back in time and he is focused on getting it right for the american people. he also encouraged approximately 6 million people without health insurance to sign up. back to you. >> elizabeth pr
. >> there is another story tonight regarding kathleen sebelius. she returned to capitol hill to answer questions on the problems with the obama care rollout and the law itself. the president's promise that if you like your plan you can keep it. watch this. >> the white house website says if you like your plan, you can keep it and you don't have to change a thing due to the health care law. we know that lying to congress is a crime. unfortunately lying to the american people is not. i'd just like to ask you a simple true or false question. is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement -- >> is it true or false, madam secretary? >> the vast majority of american who is are insured are in the employer market, are in public plans or veterans plans. those plans have stayed in place and continued to offer benefits. >> republican john cornin of texas is a member of the senate finance committee. he's with me now. why is it impossible to get a straight answer on this critical issue to the american people? >> you know, if we were in a courtroom the judge w
story. we learned even more stunning new details about the state of obamacare. as kathleen sebelius is put on the hot seat once again. >> sebelius admits the government needs to fix hundreds of problems with the web site which raises the question can it really be fixed by the end of the month? no background checks. felons could have been hired giving them access to personal information. enrollment is quote, very low. elizabeth prann is live to tell us what all of this means. >> during her testimony she said it is better than it was in october. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius htod lawmakers the government is working to fix what see says is problems. th enrollment extensions they want to change. oo p oo juwhy can keep limping along why not shut it down and put it together in the way it should be put together? many have pointed out that your one off fixes tend to have unintended consequences down the road. >> while sebelius responded there's not much to gain in doing so. we heard similar rhetoric from the president during his stop at the lone star state yesterday.
kathleen sebelius' department, and issa today demanded to know then why a parade of top officials from jay carney to sebelius and one of her top deputies have refused to turn over the real enrollment figures. >> marilyn told us she doesn't have numbers. i'm sorry, but if you spend $600 million on your signature legislation and you have internal numbers and you're not willing to give external numbers, what you're doing is the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. >> presidents aides have pledged to start revealing numbers at the end of october. they say it will take a couple weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you at least put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. show thepublic where we are. >> we are going to give you a reasonable, accurate number, as we promised we would, on a monthly basis, consistent with the data released that you see for other programs. and the focus here -- you know, for understandable reasons, i guess, is on, you know, how low the number might be. >> carney said while republicans want to focus on t
secretary, kathleen sebelius is are up in the air. we look at how small businesses are up in arms. the solution working on, first, ed henry with the latest on a story that changes by the minute. ed? >> reporter: the president is saying sorry, even though white house aids said he never misspoke and the cancellation letters were the fault of the insurance industry. breaking tonight, an official revealed there are problems with the website that had not been previously revealed. trying to shift the focus to the economy at the port of new orleans, president obama could not help but note he is frustrated with healthcare.gov. >> nobody is more frustrated. i wanted to go in and fix it myself, but i don't write codes. >> reporter: he was not as light hearted in an interview with nbc news when he made it sound like a personal political crisis before catching himself. >> given that i have before burned with a website, more importantly, the american people have been burned. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius apologizing for a flawed website. she made a new pledge the administration will find a wa
editorial report" i'm paul gigot. an apology from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged before congress this week that the rollout of president obama's affordable care actdebacle. but despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. the health care system is a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do in all 50 states. we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial page editor frams freeman. editorial board member joe rago and senior economics writer. what do we learn from kathleen sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. i think she indicated that the website and sort of the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data -- >> we don't even know how many people have signed up. >> no, hhs doesn't know itself. >> they don'
matt baucus telling kathleen sebelius to shut it down and do it the right the second time. that is the desks of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. from mark foster. shut the whole thing down. go daddy can do the web site better. thanks for making me laugh. and rick baker posting if they cannot run it right the first time what makes them think they can do it the second time. government has never meant to be in the insurance business. i'm gretchen, here is shep. >>> gretchen, thanks. we are developing several new stories here on the fox news deck. reaction after new testimony from the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the problems with the obamacare web site and what she says the administration absolutely can cannot could do. plus, a man who hijacked a plane to cuba has just returned to the united states after three decades to face justice. we have video of his plane arriving and you'll hear what happens next. facebook launching a new policy on bullying. how will that effect you and your children? plus, jet
president obama? >> this is kathleen sebelius said november 30th is not a magic date and there will be a lot of work to do after that date. christen powers columnist for the daily beast. and ladies, good day to both of you. >> good day to you. >> we have a clip from florida that happen. kathleen sebelius and she was apparently with the consumers and they were looking at the website and here's what happened moments ago. listen carefully and watch here. >> it is a long time coming. it is temporarily down. >> that's okay. it will come back. it happens every day. >> i mean, if you hear that carefully ladies, the hits cope on coming and the website went down when she was doing a public event to push for. it you can't make it up. >> it is sad they are so nonchalent about this. people who lost their health care and lost their health insurance. oh, this happens all of the time? what will happen in 2014. and voters are going to vote and the republicans will take over the house and senate. >> christen, it sounds like the administration is changing their tone or moving the goal post a little bit. yeste
it since it went on-line on october 1st. meantime, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to be in the hotseat answering more questions in front of the finance committee. steve centanni has more on that. steve, tell us more. >> hi, jaime. even presidential candidate, doppler candidate mitt romney, signed -- from massachusetts is weighing in on the battle from obamacare and he zeroed in on president obama's campaign promise. listen. >> he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. whether you like the model of obamacare or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermind the foundation of his second term. i think it is rotting it away. the only way he can rebuild credibility is to work with republicans and democrats and try and rebuild a foundation. >> that troubled health care .gov website is back up and running after an over night shutdown for repairs that had a rocky rollout. meantime congress still wants answers about the flawed website and about how many people have been able to successfully enroll in oba
. bill: tomorrow we have kathleen sebelius back. it is her turn then. she faces the questions from the senate committee. senator john thune sits on that senate committee. it's been a week, what kind of improvements have you made. how much further do we have to go. senator thune on that. er. >> learn about the gunman who opened gunfire on a shopping mall in new jersey. witnesses describe the chaos as they were leaving last night. >> gunshots echoed through the mall. there were a lot of customers that they hear a gunman on the loose and shots fire, we need to get out. i got them out of the store and just kept waving them on. >> nobody knew what was going on. our instinct was to tell the manager to close the store gate. we did that. then we heard another gunshot. at that type we were all traumatized and shake. >> all we wanted to to was get safe. >> people were dropping stuff and literally running for their lives. bill: what do we know know about what happened last night? >> reporter: it was 10 minutes before closing type when this gunman walked into this mall he just opened fire rand
and there was no clear definition of success. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and white house chief technology officer todd park were among those briefed about the website and april 4. april 5 at the eisenhower executive office building, a meeting was held inside the white house. two weeks after sebelius was briefed she tried the reassure congress. >> we have the federal house on track and on time. we are moving ahead with marketplaces we'll be individually responsible for and we are working closely with our partners on their timetables for their marketplace. our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running. we are monitoring the contracts an step of the way. >> reporter: white house officials acknowledge there were red flags raised along the way. but nobody imagined the size and scope of the problem. bill: that takes us to the hearings. what can we expect? >>> reporter: there are be tough questions and security and questions for henry chow about the vast majority of people will be able to sign up for obamacare on the website by the end of the month. they are going
tonight. mike emanuel looks at kathleen sebelius on capitol hill again today. carl cameron on how obama care impacted last night's elections and how the gop plans to capitalize on it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on that unexpected and pretty long meeting for this white house. hi, ed. >> reporter: good evening. a democratic source tells me tonight that some of the senators in this meeting with the president floated the idea of a delay of up to one year for enrollment in fines. the president did not agree to that. but i'm told these senators felt it was a constructive meeting. he listened. the big question now is, is there going to be a delay of a few months or something like that? president obama conferred late today with michael bennett just moments after they wrapped up a dramatic closed-door meeting with 15 senate democrats facing the voters in 2014 who are nervous that anger over obama care will knock them out of office. one democratic source familiar with the meeting told fox it was feisty because, quote, candidly, a lot of pent-up frustration among se
to respond to this spot.ang this is the president talking about is kathleen sebelius. listen to this answer to her performance. >> i think kathleen sebelius under trough men losly difficult difficult -- trough tremendously difficult circumstances has done a great job setting up the insurance market so there is a good product out there for peopleup to get. kathleen sebelius does not write code and was not the i.t. person. ultimately the buck stops with me. i am the president. this is my team. if it is not working, it is my job to get it fixed.s wi >> does that sound likem. accountability. >> this never happens withat anybody that has experience in the private sector. what you are dealing with right now is bureaucrats trying to run a business. the customer is always right. you never blame the customer. here politicians andctor bureaucrats, they have the power of government behindr them. the idea that you matter as an individual is false.reau you can call something a sub of standard plan which dismissesth your right to choose. behind all of this which is really the story here is the threat of
in 2012 congressman trey gowdy grilled h.h.s. secretary kathleen sebelius on that very issue. >> don't awe agree with me that government can't enforce religious beliefs on its citizens. >> yes, sir. >> why can't they not do that. >> why can government not force religious beliefs? >> yeah. what's the basis of that. >> the separation of church and state. >> well, it's the constitution, right? , the first amendment. can government decide which religious beliefs are acceptable and not acceptable? >> no, sir. >> and why can they not do that? >> it's part of our constitution. >> congressman trey gowdy joins us now. congressman, kathleen sebelius mentioned the constitution. but it it seemed like this administration has a pretty perverse interpretation of what the constitution means. they believe that everyone has a right or women should have the right to reproductive care and contraception. but, isn't the constitution there to protect people's religious beliefs? >> yes, it is. you wouldn't expect kathleen sebelius to know that because she had a bit actually tells us she is not an attorney but her
right? if you win three games in the national football league, you get fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? a powerful talking points moments away. [ dennis' voice ] allstate quickfoto claim. [ normal voice ] it's an app. you understand that? just take photos of the damage with your phone and upload them to allstate. really? so you get [dennis' voice] a quicker estimate, quicker payment, [normal voice] quicker back to normal. i just did it. but maybe you can find an app that will help you explain this to your...father. [ vehicle approaches ] [ dennis ] introducing quickfoto claim. just another way allstate
fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? the 1950s than we are today? a powerful hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetin
's not like they are probing into kathleen sebelius, her private business. we paid for this thing. this is our website. we paid for it, the american taxpayer. and our representatives said to the administration how much are we getting? how many people are we getting? how is our product that we paid for working? and they refuse to tell us. and now we know why. because we've got -- we've gotten this from darrell issa the committee on oversight and government reform has release this and for the first time now we got the numbers. now it all becomes clear why everyone has been so very guarded about the numbers, chris. >> distract, delay, deny. wait until the news gets better and then you come back and say what's going on. that's been the case in politics long before barack obama was president of the united states. but that's a specialty of this administration. we've seen it on benghazi. we've seen it on a number of scandals facing the administration. they tried it on this one. unfortunately for them the stakes are too huge, too many millions of americans are involved. too much coverage is being disr
or are we forever now governed by kathleen sebelius and obama care? is there hope? >> we have to keep fighting. we can't stop. i agree with tom. we have to get democrats on board in the senate. there are senators now in the democratic side of the aisle who are taking the heat on this. i will tell you, people are angry b about the this and upset. the fact is we have to keep the heat on. we've got to keep pushing. revealing, shedding light on all the flaws in this as we have been doing and not let up. >> is there any hope for this website? i talked to some i.t. guys, professionals, congressman price is laughing. >> yeah. >> after hundreds of millions of dollars, do we have to scrap it? >> absolutely. the problem isn't just the website. the problem is the program itself. but the website is a symptom of the entire challenge that we have when the government tries to tell you what doctor you must see. what health care coverage plan you must purchase and cross all of the things through the irs and other governmental entitieses. it isn't going to work. we have now spent pushing $600 million o
%. kathleen sebelius had the nerve to say the marketplace is working. if they were in a real marketplace and they had that kind of sales rate they would be going out of business. this is not working. >> they are in a position where they have to get 5 million -- that's the number that was cancelled. they have to get those 5 million signed up for insurance before a month from now. if they don't sign up by december 15 they don't have coverage january 1. according to our map, that means they need 156,000 sign-ups a day for the next 32 days just to break even. that's not counting the original 7 million they said they needed to make obama care work. >> even worse than that. you are being generous. they promised the american people -- president obama, november 6, by the end of the month we anticipate it will be working the way it is supposed to. by the end of november they promised the website would be working. starting december 1. everybody can go to health care.com and it will work like priceline. they have to have everybody signed up by the 15th. that's 15 days. 388,000 people a day they hav
kathleen sebelius addressing all of this right now in a phone teleconference. we are on top of it all. welcome everyone i'm neil cavuto. if this were stock investment no wiewn would know what to do about it or with it. hey, rich. >> good afternoon, neil. big number here is 27 million. that's the number of people the administration says actually went to the web site. but fk lee at the totals here only 106,000. federal and state exchanges have actually followed through and selected plans. we don't know why that many people weren't able to select plans because they decided not to, too expensive or couldn't get through because of technical problems. 975,000 says the administration made it through and did not select plans and fewer than republicans responding 106,000 number is actually inflated. he says that includes the number of people who have essentially put plans into their shopping cart. and on a day on capitol hill where we were discussing obamacare throughout the day, there were plenty of references to amazon.com. >> have you ever shopped on amazon.com? >> yes, sir. >> the amazon e
would be able to do so later today. kathleen sebelius will have a 3:00 p.m. phone call with the press where she may release the first official numbers. jay carney saying the president has in strubstructed his team w regard to what kind of fix the obama administration may have for the health care debach the thus far. he went onto say it will be about options with regard to individuals who have had their plans cancelled because of the transition. we will continue to follow this for you. in the meantime we need to change gears now. because the 911 calls at a wild cat sanctuary have been released. i want to warn you that some of the sounds are disturbing. trace fwgallagher has the detai. >> reporter: they rescue abused and unwanted big cats. the opener is the one who is the one who discovered the body inside the enclosure. i will play both parts of the 911 call. you can hear when he calls he is inside of the enclosure because he is yelling at the cougars. >>> yeah, that is when he realized how bad her wounds were. one of them had blood on its fur. listen to when he realizes that it is too
. >> kathleen sebelius lowering the bar for fixing the website. so brett, yet another explanation for setting a hard date the vast majority will get it. and now she is saying it is even more squishy. it seems like they are a long way away. it is not months away. because the systemic problems in the website are so significant on security, on the build out of the whole thing. secretary sebelius has had a tough run in florida working with navigate tors working on getting them enrolled because the system went down. >> we have the video right here. >> i think it is great that this is happening. >> it is okay, it will come back. >> it happens every day. >> how embarrassing. there she is. system doesn't work. and the person says it's okay it will come back really brett? >> it is tough. and i don't think, you talk to people in the tech industry that deal with these websites all the time and putting them together they say they are a long way and there are big big problems november 30th may be the least of their issues. and there may be a december 31st, on that they are playing that game. we will be wa
challenges kathleen sebelius says she is on it. the deadline is at the end of this week. it is coming up this weekend. she says as far as the web site is concerned it will be a significantly different user experience even if it is not fully fixed. heather and ainsley. >> i don't know how confident that will make people feel. >> that brings us to this morning's look at who is talkingment eugene craig an undergraduate student in maryland is now under fire for writing an article saying obamacare hurts students. >> months after first lady michelle obama delivered the university address the low cost healthcare plans blaming rising cost on obamacare. >> eugene was getting push back for criticizing obamacare. >> i have gotten push back from students, alumni and administrators. >> what did the administrators tell you? >> i had an administrator pull me aside and tell me how our coverage -- indiscernible) especially since we had michelle obama as our speaker. >> you are not supposed to criticize the law because the first lady gave the commencement address? >> apparently commencement addresses supe
services officials are there. days later kathleen sebelius says we're right on track to rolling out flawlessly october 1. are we to assume there was such a culture of intimidation or no drama within the white house that no one has had the courage or the responsibility enough to prime the president and say i just saw a presentation. this fall is going to be scary on the rollout? >> what is curious about that is kathleen sebelius was in the meeting. she was there. marilyn tavenner who runs c.m.s., they were there. they heard. one of the things mackenzie said was if your website is not working, the call centers can't get the stuff into the system. we found that out the hard way. they also said there is no single person in charge. this is a giant bureaucracy. you need a project manager. but the federal government said we can handle it. they couldn't. meanwhile it gets even worse. according to -- so that was that. they knew. they knew going back. how many times do we hear the president and his surrogates say if you like your plan, you can keep it? they have known for years that tens of m
services secretary kathleen sebelius is on the road again today making a stop in memphis to promote what appears to be a very beleaguered health care law. rich is in washington with more. >> good afternoon, neil. she's addressing this report released by house government and oversight reform committee. republicans there citing a document from the administration and contractors after the first day that healthcare.gov went live saying six people enrolled in obama care. only six on day one approximately 100 on the second day according to this document and fewer than 248 on the second day. some of the problems with the website high capacity they said, direct enrollment not working, va system not connecting, only six enrollments occurred so far with five different issuers. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius said they still don't have those numbers. >> i don't know what numbers were gathered to get the first two days of enrollment and where they came from and if it is federal enrollment or state enrollment, but we will be giving comprehensive figures about nationwide enrollment who is in the feder
by the senator directed to health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. of course, she should resign but she will not. summing up obamacare is having some impact on politics but not enough for the president to make any changes. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction, joining us from reaction, fox news analyst charles krauthammer. so virginia now a liberal state, charles? >> it remains a purple state. it's up for grabs. the last time we enacted this play four years ago a republican won. i think the republicans had a weaker but obamacare was a very key issue. this is going to be the one lesson the democrats are going to take out of last night's elections and what you said is true. the white house, the president is not going to change. that's because he is not running again. so he will stay there. he will hang in there. he will pretend it's all going well. he will do all the surges or whatever. what you have to keep your eye on is the uprising. it doesn't have the to be the uprising in the country. uprising among the democrats who have to run next year. 11 democrat
kathleen sebelius. listen to this kind of haphazard answer about her performance. >> i think kathleen sebelius under difficult circumstances has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so that there is a good product out there the for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't our i.t. person. ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> does that sort of sound like accountability? >> this never happens with anybody who has any experience in the private sector. what you're dealing with right now, you're watching bureaucrats trying to run a business. in the private sector, the customer is always right. you never blame the customer. here, politicians, bureaucrats, they have the power of government behind you. the idea you actually matter as an individual is false. you can call something a substandard plan which dismisses your right to choose. behind all of this, which is really the story here, is the threat of force. if there was no threat of force behind obama care through t
, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius seemed to blame contractors for the launch of a website that was not ready for primetime. >> i think the contractors gave us the green light and said as recently as the end of september when not only they were talking to us but talking to congress we are ready to go. >> reporter: but internal memos show project manager henry chow was having serious reservations back in july writing "i just need to feel more confident they're not going to crash the plane at take-off." the plane did crash. and thursday mr. obama seemed to take responsibility for it. >> there have been times where i thought we were kind of slapped around a little bit unjustly. this one's deserved. right. it's on us. >> reporter: several state insurance commissioners have rejected the president's renewal proposal. and an insurance industry group is warning it could raise premiums, but some experts feel some insurance companies will grant the president's wish. >> they are in the business to make money on policies. and if the policies that they were selling that they've had to d
, i warned them. >> he did say it. >> ok, fine. >> he said it in front of kathleen sebelius in a hearing. i believe it was in a hearing all for the public to see. >> he whispered it in her ear. >> it's about personal responsibility, to charles' point. and that means you get fired if you screw this up. we've wyet to see anybody lose their job, except the one chief officer at medicare and medicaid resigned, and won't say why he left. >> there's so many liberals in silicon valley, you would think they could ask adam to help them >> i'd be a lot more confident if they had. >> thank you. >> how many liberals are in silicon valley? the guy who runs twitter is probably liberal, as is zuckerberg who runs facebook feeds obama whenever he wants. but if they needed experts, the left of silicon valley, was right there for them. >> look, you and your pal with the same first name are revealing, you know, your bitter hatreds here. >> bitter. >> obviously -- >> wow. >> it's either racism, bitter hatred. you can't -- that's why we have these problems, by the way. because the president is bey
't do it. >> yes, they did. kathleen sebelius. >> she's not the ceo. it's basically the medicare people running this. she has the title and that's it. they didn't have an actual executive. from the president on down, they didn't have a ceo of a major piece of legislation that was remaking one-sixth of the u.s. economy. and a guy named david cutler who was the co-architect, harvard professor, he wrote them a written letter in may of 2010 saying you don't have the team in place to execute this. it's going to fail. >> you know how the government works, correct? the government works by departments. everything in the bureaucracy is headed by a department. so the treasury department handles this, justice department hams that, the defense handles this. health and human services handle obama care because that's health. ceo is kathleen sebelius. no, stop, kelly. >> no, she stdoesn't know anythg about the website. why didn't he find somebody who does? >> that's the key. sebelius was in place. she couldn't do the job. absolutely. to this day, she has no clue about any of this. however, she's still
contacted every key democrat we can think of with a finger in the law, from kathleen sebelius, harry reid, and nancy pelosi and debbie wasserman schultz. and the writer of law. some ignored us and some said they were too busy. i send this, on-air invite to the people to make myself available to you. i want five minutes to ask you question and get the truth. what do you say? don't be afraid. i won't bite. see you on "the five." >>> i can't argue for bad policy. >> we're not focusing on angst amongst the democratic republican politicians. our focus is the angst of americans americans who got a cancellation notice and should haven't gotten one. >> individuals are best to decide what policy is best for them. >> dozens of democrats breaking ranks with the white house. signing on to a house g.o.p. fix for obamacare. what does it mean for the future of obamacare and the 2014 election? we talk to frank luntz. your personal information at risk. congressman pete king from the house homeland security committee is here with a big-time
secretary services kathleen sebelius said the site should be up and running bite end of the month. the republicans say it goes dealer than a troubled website? >> yes, when the number of people losing the health care plan system vastly greater than those signing up in the obama health care website there is a problem. dan coates challenged the president that people can cope their health care if they like it. >> tell that to the people in florida who received cancellation notices and 1 million californians that may see health insurance plans disappear and tell that to the tens of hoosiers in my state that see similar notices a ratifying in their mail boxes. >> even if the his honor company drops a plan they have to offer comprehensive plans that meet obama care standards. nlaw makers learned that we would have to wait until the middle of the month and now they came out and they are very low numbers. what is the white house saying today? >> only six people signed up for obama the first day the website went live according to documents released to the house over sight committee and only
's not derailed or defunded he doesn't care what kathleen sebelius is doing. he doesn't care. >> his numbers are down to lowest ever 42%. according to the nbc "wall street journal" poll. is the obama administration losing credibility? former senior advisor president reagan pat buchanan joining us. nice to see you, pat. >> good to see you, greta. >> flippant or does he care? >> he is arrogant. the president of the united states unbelievably. he deliberately mislead, deceived the american people about whether or not they could keep their healthcare and this is suddenly discovered and blown up and said don't worry about it, these are bad apple insurerrers. you can do away with those policies. we can get you new ones. the more serious thing here is, really, this is a manifest act of incompetence on the part of the administration. but more seriously it goes to his credibility, which goes to character, which goes to integrity. last week, the president of the united states left office because he had failed to tell the truth about a major matter we are told three years mislead presidential the peopl
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